Call for applications Paris IAS / Academic year 2014-2015

The Institute for Advanced Study of Paris (IAS Paris)

Call for applications Paris IAS / Academic year 2014-2015

The Paris Institute for Advanced Study welcomes applications from all over the world from established scholars and scientists in the fields of the humanities, the social sciences and related fields for periods of five or nine months, respectively.  Paris IAS will host  twenty international guest researchers for 2014-2015 to work freely on the project of their choice, to benefit from the scientific environment of the Institute, and to create contacts with researchers in the academic institutions of Greater Paris.

Date of publication: February 1, 2013 
Deadline for applications: April 30, 2013

Applicants may request residencies for the following periods:

• 1 September 2014 to 31 January 2015 (5 months)
• 1 October 2014 to 30 June 2015 (9 months)
• 1 February to 30 June 2015 (5 months)


Researchers from all countries are eligible.

Applicants, who have spent more than a total of 12 months in France during the last 3 years prior to the application, are not eligible.

This call for applications is open to :

• Senior Fellows: having a full professorship or seniority at the professor-level and having a minimum of 10 years of full time research experience

• Junior Fellows: Having the status of postdoctoral researcher, holding  a position in a university or research institution, and having  a minimum of 3 and maximum of 9 years of full-time research experience after the Ph.D.Knowledge of French and English is required.


The application, in English or French, should be submitted via an online application system (see our website for a detailed description of the procedure).  Paper applications are not accepted.

For additional information :
About Paris IAS :

Terms and conditions :

Fellow’s Charter :

E-mail address :

Indy Reads Spring 2013 Calendar

Indy Reads Bookstore

Be sure to attend the events our friends at Indy Reads Bookstore.  Here’s their 2013 calendar.

Feb 1st 6pm – 9pm – Get excited about this year’s Alphabet Affair! Indy Reads presents, in preparation for the annual Alphabet Affair, our first ever One Liners competition. Come deliver your best movie lines for a chance to win two tickets to the Alphabet Affair.

Feb 2nd 1pm – 4pm – Trade School presents a Letter Writing Social, led by Brittany West. Participants will revive the lost art of writing letters. This event requires registration through Trade School Indianapolis.

Feb 4th 7pm – Indy Word Lab presents a creative writing workshop, open to the public.

Feb 6th 7 pm– Trade School presents a class on cuddling, led by Mayowa Tomori. This event requires registration through Trade School Indianapolis.

Feb 9th 2-4pm – Typography enthusiasts are invited to come to the first call out meeting for anyone interested in guided exploration of the art of typography.

Feb 9th 6 pm – Brett Wiscons book launch for the novel “Friend or Foe,” first in the Bear Whitman mystery series

Feb 14th 7 pm – Michaal L. L. Collins, poet and former student of Etheridge Knight, will read.

Feb 18th 7 pm – Indy Actors’ Playground performs.

Feb 21st 7 pm – IUPUI Student Reading Series

Feb 23rd 4-7 pm – Brad LaMar launches the first of his new young adult series, titled “The Obsidian Dagger.”

Feb 23rd 7 pm – Jen Tucker reads and signs her new comic memoir, “The Day I Lost My Shaker of Salt.”

Feb 28th 7 pm – Roving Cinema presents “The Neverending Story.”

March 1st 7 pm – Indy Jazz Fest’s High School All Stars will perform for First Friday.

March 4th 7 pm – Indy Word Lab presents a creative writing workshop, open to the public.

March 5th 7 pm – Dan Wakefield comes to Indy Reads Books to host a screening of “Going All the Way,” based on Wakefield’s novel.

March 7th, 5:30-7:30 pm – IN Conversation records their regular podcast at Indy Reads Books.

March 13th 7 pm – Courtney Elizabeth Mauk, author of “Spark,” will read from and sign copies of her book, published by local small press Engine Books.

March 14th 5 – 7 pm– Lorene Burkhart comes to speak and sign books, including her most recent, “Bootstraps: How Women Pull Themselves Up Through Tough Times.”

March 22nd 7 pm – Indy Reads Books hosts a reading and discussion of Ray Bradbury and “The Martian Chronicles,” as part of a weekend long celebration of the author in conjunction with Bookmama’s and the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies.

March 23rd 7 pm – Vouched Presents reading series

March 27th 7 pm – IUPUI Student Reading Series

April 5th 7 pm – The Indy Jazz Fest High School All-Stars perform for First Friday.

April 7th 7 pm – Indy Word Lab presents a creative writing workshop, open to the public.

April 13th 7pm – Butler University MFA Reading Series

April 18th 6 pm – 8 pm – Indiana Young Writers present a student reading.

April 25th 7 pm – IUPUI Student Reading Series

Measure for Measure Presented by Hoosier Bard

measure for measure poster

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare

After the international success of “The History of Cardenio”, Hoosier Bard returns to the Fringe with a world-premiere double bill: Shakespeare’s original Measure for Measure, set in Italy, uncensored, written in 1603, alongside the more familiar version, adapted in 1621 by “our other Shakespeare”, Thomas Middleton, set in Vienna. See the newly restored Italian version on Feb 21, 22, 23, and the Viennese version Feb 28, March 1, or March 2.
For More Information on the Oxford Shakespeare Project: 


After the international success of “The History of Cardenio”, Hoosier Bard returns to the Fringe with a world-premiere double bill: Shakespeare’s original Measure for Measure, set in Italy, uncensored, written in 1603, alongside the more familiar version, adapted in 1621 by “our other Shakespeare”, Thomas Middleton, set in Vienna. See the newly restored Italian version on Feb 21, 22, 23, and the Viennese version Feb 28, March 1, or March 2.

For More Information on the Oxford Shakespeare Project: 
IndyFringe Basile Theatre
719 E St. Clair
Thursday, Feb. 21 @ 7:30pm
Friday, Feb. 22 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, Feb. 23 @ 7:30pm
Thursday, Feb. 28 @ 7:30pm
Friday, March 1 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, March 2 @ 7:30pm
Tickets: $15 adults / $8 Student

Community Conversations

Community Conversations

Cities, counties and regions across Indiana are encouraged to apply for a facilitated workshop in their community that could help them better understand their past and prepare for a monumental event in their future – Indiana’s Bicentennial.

Each year, Indiana Humanities and the Bowen Center for Public Affairs at Ball State University hold a Community Conversations series designed to help communities tackle challenging issues. The focus of the  series for the next three years will be Bicentennial 2016: The Next Indiana.

The 2013 deadline to apply is March 15.

If selected, communities will develop a local steering committee and meet with Indiana Humanities and the Bowen Center for Public Affairs to create a customized program to be held in summer or fall, 2013.

The goals of the Community Conversations will be to:

  • Convene regional conversations among community leaders and citizens from public, private and non-profit sectors to better understand the community’s past and future;
  • Evaluate possible solutions for addressing community challenges and discuss best practices;
  • Provide regions with access to resources, technology, and expertise in the creation of solutions to regional problems;
  • Provide ongoing consultation to continue to address these challenges.

The workshops vary by community and audience. They are typically a one-day workshop that spans several hours, beginning in the morning and concluding in mid-afternoon.  However, they can also be a two-hour event with a keynote speaker, a mobile bus tour, or anything in between. A nominal fee can be charged to participants to cover the cost of meals and materials. The cost of the speakers, planning and promotion will be covered by the Bowen Center for Public Affairs, Indiana Humanities, and event sponsors. After the workshops, The Bowen Center for Public Affairs will provide additional consultation as requested.

Regions must submit a proposal by March 15 to Dr. Vasicko at or:

Dr. Sally Jo Vasicko, Co-Director
Bowen Center for Public Affairs, North Quad 294
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana 47306

The following information should be included in the proposal:

  • Name and contact information of lead community partner
  • List of partner organizations and contact person for each organization (It is recommended that applicants include a broad range of community organizations that will play a role in the planning and implementation process.)
  • Three potential dates from June 1, 2013 through November 30, 2013
  • Answers to the following questions:
    • Why is this topic an important one to the community?
    • How will better understanding your past help position your community for the future?
    • What do you want to accomplish during the session?
    • Applicants will also need to identify a follow-up strategy for after the conversation and provide a name and contact information for the person leading the follow-up session.

Communities will be selected and notified by mid-April, 2013.

Visit for more information, or contact Dr. Vasicko at 765.285.5875.

Over the past four years more than 20 Indiana regions have been selected to participate in the Community Conversation series, which is aimed at helping the community build on its strengths and meet its challenges.

NEH Grant: Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics, Deadline June 12

Brief Summary

The Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics program supports documentary films that examine international and transnational themes in the humanities. These projects are meant to spark Americans’ engagement with the broader world by exploring one or more countries and cultures outside of the United States. Proposed documentaries must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship.

The Division of Public Programs encourages the exploration of innovative nonfiction storytelling that presents multiple points of view in creative formats. The proposed film should range in length from a standard broadcast length of thirty minutes to a feature-length documentary.

We invite a wide range of approaches to international and transnational topics and themes, such as an examination of a critical issue in ethics, religion, or history, viewed through an international lens; an exploration of a topic that transcends a single nation-state, with the topic being explored across borders; or an exploration of the history and culture(s) of a specific region, country, or community outside of the United States.

Owen Mundy fragments public space in Packet Switcher

the consequence of scale

Herron School of Art and Design will host Packet Switcher, an exhibition of recent projects by artist, designer and programmer Owen Mundy. The exhibition opens in the Robert B. Berskhire, Eleanor Prest Reese and Dorit and Gerald Paul Galleries on February 27 with a lecture by Mundy at 6:00 p.m. There will be a reception immediately following from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Packet Switcher runs through April 13.

Mundy is an assistant professor of art at Florida State University. He earned an M.F.A. degree in Visual Art from the University of California, San Diego and a B.F.A. degree from Indiana University, Bloomington. He’s a founder of Your Art Here, an art organization that creates venues where art and ideas can be expressed freely through the use of billboards and other public spaces. In 2009 he created Give Me My Data, an online application that helps people get their data out of Facebook in reusable formats.

Packet Switcher contains a survey of recent and never before exhibited works. The individual pieces are varied; from dystopian visualizations of anonymous network data, to custom software which generates print resolution tests from news images. Owing to the increasingly decentralized models of artistic and cultural practice, as well as new forms of authorship like crowdsourcing, this exhibition features numerous collaborative projects with Mundy and other artists including Joelle Dietrick, Ryan Boatright, The Periscope Project, and Commodify, Inc.

The exhibition title references the process used to move digital communication by breaking files into smaller, faster blocks, or packets, of data. The packets travel through networks via the quickest available route and are reassembled at their destination. A digital photograph, for example, might be broken into several packets, each of which may travel through a different city before delivery.

Through a similar process, the artists underscore how incidental fragmentation and automation can streamline markets, but also make them vulnerable to systems failure. The use of architectural images points to recent real estate market volatility and considers how the technology-enabled pursuit of profit alters basic needs.

As a U.S. Navy photographer, Mundy observed militarism’s effect on cultures, sites and bodies. These experiences became an important influence on his work.

Also opening on February 27 and continuing through March 19 in the Marsh Gallery will be an exhibition of new works by Herron faculty members Ray Duffey and Marc Jacobson, and in the Basile Gallery, an exhibition of new works by Herron faculty member Stephanie Doty.
Gallery Hours
MON. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
TUE. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
WED. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
THU. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
FRI. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
SAT. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
SUN. Closed
Limited parking is available in the Sports Complex Garage just west of Herron. Park in the visitor side of the garage and bring your ticket to the Herron Galleries for validation. Complimentary parking courtesy of The Great Frame Up. Parking in the surface lot next to Herron School of Art and Design requires a valid IUPUI parking permit at all times.
Rob Bullock
Assistant to the Dean
External Affairs &  Development Specialist
Herron School of Art and Design
IUPUI – HR 224
735 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone:  317-278-9470
Fax:        317-278-9471

The 24th Annual Joseph Taylor Symposium It Takes a City: Toward a Diverse and Humane Community

Jospeh Taylor Symposium Flyer

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd.

Presented by the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI in conjunction with the Department of Philosophy and Center for Service and Learning


Dr. Joseph T. Taylor served as a Professor of Sociology from 1965 to 1983 and as the first Dean of the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI from 1967–1978. Dr. Taylor is remembered for his commitment to dialogue and diversity.

The Joseph T. Taylor Symposium honors Dr. Taylor for his many contributions to the university and the community by hosting informed discussion on issues of concern in urban America. The Twenty-Fourth Annual Joseph T. Taylor Symposium is offered in celebration of all Dr. Taylor stood for during his lifetime and stands as a lasting legacy to his vision and life work.

It Takes a City: Toward a Diverse and Humane Community

Increasingly, we are witnessing a shift from our sense of community responsibility to a form of “hyper-individualism,” where individuals place self- interest first, above those of the community as a whole. The alternative, working together for a common good, facing problems as a community, and through mutual support and respect forging more lasting solutions, ensures that none of us must bear societal burdens alone.

TEDxIUPUI Auditions on February 9: Raising the Next Generation


Have you ever watched a TED talk and been inspired to get up on stage and do the same thing yourself? Now’s your chance. The TEDxIUPUI team is canvassing Indianapolis to find some of the most remarkable voices to speak at the TEDxIUPUI conference devoted to “ideas worth spreading” – in the context of the theme Raising the Next Generation.

Auditions for TEDxIUPUI are on February 9, 2013 from 9-5

Location: Informatics and Communications Technology Complex Auditorium, 535 W. Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 (Map It)

The independently produced event, operated under a license from TED, is aimed at creating dialogue and action as well as giving Indianapolis’ best and brightest a platform for sharing their thoughts, ideas and calls to action.

The best speakers at the auditions may be invited to give a talk at TEDxIUPUI on March 22, 2013.

Fill out this form to reserve your chance to be a part of this exciting event! Tell us, what do we need to do to “Raise the next Generation”?

More details and contact information at

New Frontiers/New Currents Grant, Deadline Feb. 1, 2013

New Frontiers/New Currents Grant:

2013 Deadlines: February 1 and August 1 (and within 6-12 months of the date of the anticipated conference or seminar)

Funding of up to $20,000 is available for New Currents programs, specifically workshops, symposia, small conferences, roundtables that offer new perspectives on, and new insights into, areas of scholarship and research in the arts and humanities.  The goal of this initiative is to host major distinguished thinkers on timely topics of significant and broad interest to the arts and humanities community and beyond, with funding preference provided to those topics more likely to have interdisciplinary interest across the arts and humanities. While presentations or participation by Indiana University faculty as part of the funded project are welcome, the majority of speakers/participants should be drawn from the outside academic community, and all speakers/participants should be nationally recognized. Written commitments by all participants in the event must be provided with the proposal.

Key to this funding initiative is dissemination, certainly including but also beyond the Indiana University community. Thus, contractual evidence for publication/dissemination of proceedings (with contributions by conference participants) as appropriate for the discipline and event is required for funding through this mechanism (see bullets below).

Application Format:

Proposals for New Currents Grants must be submitted no later than six months before the anticipated date of the event and no earlier than a year before the event, at All proposals must include:

  • a project description (3 page maximum)
  • list of confirmed speakers and rationale for their selection (2 page maximum)
  • project budget submitted using the Work on your budget function on the online application form
  • budget justification for funds requested • up-to-date c.v.(s) of proposer(s) (3 page maximum)
  • two letters of support: one from department or unit head and an additional letter from an expert in the field, not necessarily from Indiana University, assessing the significance and innovation of the project and the likelihood of its impact and success
  • a letter confirming participation from all internal and external participants
  • contractual evidence of significant dissemination, reflecting the importance placed upon dissemination for this initiative. Such evidence might include:
  • agreement with an outside publisher for publication of the conference proceedings,
  • agreement/contract with a gallery or concert facility for a presentation of a concert or gallery show outside of Indiana University with accompanying program notes,
  • agreement/contract for webinars or other new media forms of dissemination,
  • agreement/contract for publication of a themed issue of a scholarly journal
  • similar evidence as that listed above appropriate to the discipline and event.
  • Costs associated with dissemination (including publication costs) cannot be included in the budget proposal.

Recipients of funding are required to submit a brief interim report within one month after the completion of the meeting portion of the project, and a brief final report following the dissemination portion of the project. Failure to do so will preclude eligibility for future internal funding from the programs.